IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 110

A vote on account:
1. Prevents the Government from imposing fresh taxes or withdrawing old one
2. Allows the Government to withdraw an amount for a period without the consent of Parliament
3. Covers the deficit left by the last budget
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

Answer

[A] Only 1
The first statement is correct, because vote on account cannot alter taxes since they need to be passed through a finance bill. The second statement is incorrect, to make it correct replace ‘without’ by ‘with’. The third statement is imaginary only.

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